Decatur, GA – Obama: Make Preschool Available To All 4-Year-Olds

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Jason Reed / Reuters
President Obama reads a card during a game with children, 14 February 2013. Obama was promoting the proposals mentioned in his State of Union speech, including preschool education.Decatur, GA – President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs.

He says that education has to start at the earliest possible age.

Obama spoke Thursday after touring a childhood education center in Decatur, Ga. Following a meeting with children and preschool teachers, he says, quote, “If you’re looking for a good bang for your education buck, this is it right here.”

The president is traveling for a second day following his State of the Union address, pressing initiatives for his second term.

The White House has not said how much such a program would cost. Details would be in its upcoming budget next month.

Obama’s plan was not well-received by Republicans in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.


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